Canadians who have yet to sort their receipts into different piles must be breathing a sigh of relief to know that the Canada Revenue Agency is extending the filing deadline as a result of the Heartbleed chaos.
Tax season is all about the numbers. Here are a few more.
Canadians don’t miss snail mail
As of the end of March, the agency had received 6.7 million returns, with 84 per cent filed electronically.
Of those, nearly 32 per cent of Canadians filed using Netfile and nearly 52 per cent used Efile. That leaves just over 16 per cent of Canadians using paper and paying for a stamp.
Last year, 76 per cent of Canadians filed their income-tax return electronically, an increase of 17 per cent over the previous year.
On March 24, 2014, the number of online submissions processed on the CRA website hit a seasonal high of 1,763 per minute.
Show us the money, quickly
As of March 24, 2014, 65 per cent of taxpayers getting a refund received it by direct deposit, compared to 61 per cent at theRead More »from Canadian income tax by the numbers